The name "flood road" is a misleading title since the Flood Road is only actually a road for 10 months of the year. For the other two months it is a muddy deluge caused by the spring melting of snow from the Tusk Mountains further to the north in the Realm of the Mammoth Lords. The flood road is nonetheless the lifeblood of the Hold of Belkzen. In the dry months it provides the main trade route between the capital city of Urgir in the south and the northern city of Wyvernsting. When the road is dry it also provides access to the Realm of the Mammoth Lords. Many caravans head up the Flood Road in an attempt to capture the strange megafauna of that distant realm including the orcs of Belkzen. When the Flood Road floods, the water from the Tusk Mountains help rejuvenate the land. This also heralds the coming of herds of migratory aurochs and a time of plenty across Belkzen. It is one of the few times when there is regular peace between the feuding orc tribes.[1]